Microchips are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted via an injection under the skin between the shoulder blades.
Each microchip has a unique identification number and this number is linked to the owners contact details and stored on a national data base.
Microchipping is the most successful permanent way
to identify your pet and should your pet get lost, it is the best way to ensure that your loved one is returned to you as soon as possible. All vet clinics, councils and welfare institutions have microchip scanners to read the codes and they have access to the database to identify the owner. It is also important to ensure your contact details remain up to date.
It is now required by law in South Australia to identify both cats and dogs with microchips.
Remember that a collar or tag can fall off – microchips don’t!
Make sure your pet is ‘chipped’.